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‘Decolonising the University’ with Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial, Kerem Nişancıoğlu
Wednesday 29th August, 7pm
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‘Changing the World, One Rhyme at a Time’ with Potent Whisper
Monday 3rd September, 7pm
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‘Archive That, Comrade! Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance’ with Phil Cohen
Wednesday 5th September, 7pm
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Dream Nails Live Acoustic Gig
Wednesday 12th September, 7pm 
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***Second date added due to high demand!***
‘Decolonising the University’ with Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial, Kerem Nişancıoğlu

Friday 14th September, 7pm
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‘Miseducation : Inequality, education and the working classes’  with Diane Reay
Wednesday 19th September, 7pm
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THE LOCOMOTRIX PRESENT
Dostoyevsky Wannabe Night with Rosie Šnajdr, Paul Hawkins, and Lara Alonso Corona

Thursday 27th September, 7pm
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IN-STORE EVENTS at HOUSMANS

We regularly have a variety of events in the shop, and are always welcome for suggestions from authors, artists and campaigners who want to use the shop for evening events. Past events include talks, book signings, film screenings, art exhibitions and musical performances.

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‘Decolonising the University’ with
Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial, Kerem Nişancıoğlu
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Decolonising the University


In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international movement calling for the decolonisation of the world's universities.

Today, as this movement grows, how will it radically transform the terms upon which universities exist? In this book, students, activists and scholars discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of doing decolonial work in the home of the coloniser, in the heart of the establishment. Subverting curricula, enforcing diversity, and destroying old boundaries, this is a radical call for a new era of education.

Offering resources for students and academics to challenge and resist coloniality inside and outside the classroom, Decolonising the University provides the tools for radical pedagogical, disciplinary and institutional change.

Gurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. She is the author of Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (Palgrave, 2007) and Connected Sociologies (Bloomsbury, 2014), and the co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2018).

Dalia Gebrial is a PhD candidate at LSE, University of London, and the editor of a special issue of the Historical Materialism journal on identity politics and co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2017).

Kerem Nisancioglu is a Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. He is the co-author of How the West Came to Rule (Pluto, 2015), and the co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2018).

‘Changing the World, One Rhyme at a Time’ with Potent Whisper
Monday 3rd September, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase

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We’re delighted to welcome the always-devastating Potent Whisper for an evening of powerhouse spoken word. His pieces have actively served campaigns on the ground for the past two years having been delivered at demonstrations, in council chambers, on television news channels and at political occupations.

‘Archive That, Comrade! Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance’ with Phil Cohen
Wednesday 5th September, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase

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Phil Cohen considers what the political legacy of 1960s counter culture reveals about the process of commemoration and the notion of historical legacy and its role in the ‘dialectic of generations’. How far can the archive serve as a platform for dialogue and debate between different generations of activists in a culture that fetishises the evanescent present, practices a profound amnesia about its past, and forecloses the sociological imagination of an alternative future? Can the Left establish its own autonomous model of commemoration?

Dream Nails Live Acoustic Gig
Wednesday 12th September, 7pm
tickets from Billeto here
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DREAM NAILS are renowned for their riotous live shows and powerful punk songs. Over the last three years the four punk witches have already built a name for themselves far beyond the DIY punk circuit and toured across Europe and headlined the Sisterhood stage at Glastonbury. Encouraging girls to the front and declaring all profits from their releases will go to Abortion Support Network, they're fearless in their beliefs throughout - and their political passion is matched by their brilliant musicianship.

Imagine The Ramones meets Bikini Kill, with some stand-up comedy thrown in. Expect storming guitar, three part harmonies and infectiously catchy songs about choking rapists and setting fire to Donald Trump's dick.

***Second date added due to high demand!***
‘Decolonising the University’ with Gurminder K. Bhambra, Dalia Gebrial, Kerem Nişancıoğlu

Friday 14th September, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase - tickets from
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Decolonising the University

In 2015, students at the University of Cape Town demanded the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the imperialist, racist business magnate, from their campus. The battle cry '#RhodesMustFall' sparked an international movement calling for the decolonisation of the world's universities.

Today, as this movement grows, how will it radically transform the terms upon which universities exist? In this book, students, activists and scholars discuss the possibilities and the pitfalls of doing decolonial work in the home of the coloniser, in the heart of the establishment. Subverting curricula, enforcing diversity, and destroying old boundaries, this is a radical call for a new era of education.

Offering resources for students and academics to challenge and resist coloniality inside and outside the classroom, Decolonising the University provides the tools for radical pedagogical, disciplinary and institutional change.

Gurminder K. Bhambra is Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex. She is the author of Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (Palgrave, 2007) and Connected Sociologies (Bloomsbury, 2014), and the co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2018).

Dalia Gebrial is a PhD candidate at LSE, University of London, and the editor of a special issue of the Historical Materialism journal on identity politics and co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2017).

Kerem Nisancioglu is a Lecturer in International Relations at SOAS, University of London. He is the co-author of How the West Came to Rule (Pluto, 2015), and the co-editor of Decolonising the University (Pluto, 2018).

‘Miseducation : Inequality, education and the working classes’
with Diane Reay

Wednesday 19th September, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase
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In this book Diane Reay, herself working class turned Cambridge professor, brings Brian Jackson and Dennis Marsden’s pioneering Education and the Working Class from 1962 up to date for the 21st century.

Drawing on over 500 interviews, the book, part of the 21st Century Standpoints series published in association with the British Sociological Association, includes rich, vivid stories from working class children and young people. It looks at class identity, the inadequate sticking plaster of social mobility, and the effects of wider economic and social class relationships on working class educational experiences.

The book addresses the urgent question of why the working classes are still faring so much worse than the upper and middle classes in education. It reveals how we have ended up with an educational system that still educates the different social classes in fundamentally different ways, and vitally – what we can do to achieve a fairer system.


THE LOCOMOTRIX PRESENT
Dostoyevsky Wannabe Night with Rosie Šnajdr, Paul Hawkins, and Lara Alonso Corona
Thursday 27th September, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase - tickets from here
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The Locomotrix is having a special evening dedicated to indie publisher Dostoyevsky Wannabe authors. DW "publish" independent / experimental / underground things. They publish a lot of books, any types of books − short books, long books, flash fiction, poetry, anthologies, samplers, chapbooks, experimental things.

Rosie Šnajdr writes experimental prose and co-edits the Cambridge Literary Review. First short story collection, A Hypocritical Reader, recently published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe

Paul Hawkins is a poet, text artist, performer & collaborator sometimes known as bob modem &/or haul pawkins | they studied the art of sleeping standing up & drinking lying down with nearly disastrous consequences | they've written a number of books, some collaborative, some not | they co-run Hesterglock Press with partner-in-crime Sarer Scotthorne | Editor of DW Cities: Bristol, as well as Lou Ham: RAS (both published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018) find out more at www.hesterglock.net

Lara Alonso Corona is a queer writer from the north of Spain. They studied Film and TV in Madrid before making the decision to write in a second language and move to London. Their fiction has appeared in venues like Literary Orphans, Whiskey Island, FIVE:2:ONE Magazine, Burning House Press and the noir anthology Betty Fedora, among others. They are the current reviews editor at the literary magazine Minor Literature(s). You can find them on Twitter at @lalonsocorona.

https://www.dostoyevskywannabe.com


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